Laura Gordon

Glasgow, Vistage Chair since February 2014

Laura has had a varied and wide-ranging career, from studying psychology as a first degree and running her own small businesses to becoming an award-winning corporate lawyer specialising in IT and media law with a diverse range of clients across all sectors. She also taught Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow’s joint Glasgow Graduate School of Law. Laura left law to become Director of Glasgow: Edinburgh Collaboration, a Scottish Government backed economic development initiative developing closer ties between Scotland’s two largest cities to enhance their competitive position and that of Scotland’s on the international stage.

In 2010 Laura re-trained as an Executive Coach and formed her own business as a consultant, coach and corporate trainer, joining Vistage in 2014 to continue to work with business leaders, developing them to their full potential whilst enhancing their effectiveness and quality of life. She feels extremely proud and privileged to be have been working with some of the best CEO’s across Central Scotland, who all share a strong set of values along with a growth mindset and the desire to develop themselves and their teams, and to have won awards from Vistage each year for high performance as a Chair.

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Develop and become better leaders

Out with her executive career, Laura has been a non-executive board member for over 20 years, including 9 years as a Governor on the University Court of Glasgow Caledonian University, which has campuses in London and New York. In addition to being an IoD Chair for four years and a member of the Board of IoD Scotland, Laura has sat on the Council of CBI Scotland as well as the Boards of both Glasgow and Edinburgh Chambers of Commerce. Amongst several charitable board appointments, Laura served as a Trustee for Reform Scotland, the leading independent think tank.

At the end of 2020, Laura moved to Radlett in Hertfordshire, to be closer to family, and is currently launching a new CE Group in London, looking to build on seven years of expertise within the Vistage Community, and her two Scottish existing Groups.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys running, yoga, theatre and music, and is looking forward to the prospect of socialising and travelling once again!

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